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Old 08-28-2005, 11:15 PM   #1
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Default Questions about my break in on my STI

Manual says to keep it under 4k rpm, and go over in emergency situations, but not for extended periods of time.

A few times I've missed my shift point and revved it up to 6k for a second or two before attempting to shift again. (I keep missing 5th gear and end up putting it back in 3rd).

Anywho.. I've done this about 5 times since I've been driving it since July 4th this year... and I've put just over 1000 miles on it so far.

Is there something I can check to make sure everything is still ok?
Should I change the oil and filter now? Should I change my tranny oil and filter soon too?! Should I have the dealership do it all just to play it safe with the warranty?
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:16 PM   #2
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You want to red-line it at least a few times (I did it more than 5) in the first 1K to build heat and seat the rings.
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:36 PM   #3
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Yeah, what tactical said... don't worry about changing the oil yet.
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:37 PM   #4
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Your car is fine. Dont worry. If the car couldn't handle going into 6K a few times before 1K miles on it, Subaru wouldn't sell it like that. Plenty of people (including myself) have flogged the car from 200 miles. Nothing bad has/will happen.

Don't stress. No damage, nothings wrong. Take a deep breath, your baby is fine.
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:50 PM   #5
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Vampyr,
As the others have said your car should be fine but
I would change the oil/filter, it's good insurance and
what have you got to lose? Win/ Win situation IMO.
I changed mine at 962 miles and will do the next at 3000.
Enjoy.
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Old 08-29-2005, 12:10 AM   #6
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to break in the car properly you need to seal the rings i'm not sure how the horzontlal engine is build, but for many other cars on the market they do want you to rev it a bit to drive hard for a little to make sure the rings will seal up properly

also make sure you dont stay at the same engine speed for a long time
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:04 PM   #7
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thanks all.. but what about the tranny oil and filter?

I'd imagine there has to be some loose bits of material floating around in there.
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Old 08-29-2005, 05:15 PM   #8
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dont worry about it.. i rev my STi out to like 6500 rpm in 1st,2nd,3rd, and its only got 365 miles on it. no problems yet..but what can i say.. i love the POWERRRRRRRR
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Old 08-29-2005, 05:17 PM   #9
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not really 6500.. i kinda exaggerated.. but no lower then 6k
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Old 08-29-2005, 05:28 PM   #10
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You are prolly ok. But I'd change the engine oil (prolly little metal shavings in the pan and filling up your filter). I wouldn't worry about the tranny oil for a while.
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